As Tanya’s career developed, she moved onto Champneys as a Personal Trainer and later became a fitness consultant at Virgin Active. Today Tanya spends little time in the gym and instead offers her services privately on a one-to-one basis often travelling to clients homes and offices. "I love getting out of the gym and getting clients using equipment that encourages a more functional way of training. I love using medicine balls, kettlebells and TRX but also find that most clients can be challenged sufficiently from basic bodyweight exercises they can do without any gym training equipment.”
Tanya takes bookings from Monday through to Saturday and is currently working with a range of clients. Tanya explains “I find the variety of work keeps me constantly interested and every day is different. I love helping people to achieve their health goals and I get a great satisfaction from seeing their fitness and bodies change.”
Tanya is based in Cardiff and works around the South Wales area including Newport, Barry and Penarth. Having worked as a personal trainer across the UK and even in the USA, we asked Tanya what brought her back to her native Cardiff. "I was brought up here and its always felt like home. I've lived in London, Manchester and Los Angeles but always feel happiest in Cardiff. I have family and friends here and I always saw myself settling down back in Cardiff. At 34, I have done lots of travelling and living out of suitcases and now want to be closer to my family."
When asked what the future holds Tanya replies, "I've been approached to help work with the actors on the new film set of SkyFall being filmed on the South coast which I'm really excited about. I am also undertaking a new course in advanced kettlebell training which I am really looking forward to. My goal is to continue to help others improve their fitness and to keep enjoying what I do."
You can find out more about Tanya and other personal trainers at http://www.motivatept.co.uk/
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